WHAT’s On at WHISC – The Women’s Charity

WEEKLY GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON FREE AT WHISC Amended programme due to COVID-19. This is subject to change, please keep in touch with us. WHISC is open for general enquiries. Please feel to phone Monday to Thursday, 10am – 3pm. Please call us at the Centre on 0152 707...

Naughty But Nice

This week, our Claire is feeling naughty… A couple of days ago, a friend shared a memory on Facebook about the time she had a “naughty corner” in her studio. It was when we used to meet for choir practice and sometimes we would be laughing so much at...

Don’t Hit Out – Speak Out

This week our Claire talks about bullying… When I saw that it’s Anti-Bullying Week, it brought back memories of when I was at secondary school. For whatever reason, a bunch of girls I didn’t know took against me. I didn’t understand why or what...

Talking Books

Our Claire has been reading… Lately, I’ve been watching Between The Covers on the BBC. If you’ve not seen it, it’s basically a program where people sit around and chat about books. Even though the last books I read for pleasure were Harry...

Rebel Rebel

Our Claire is feeling rebellious… When I heard that WHISC is continuing its Microgreens course, I was surprised. It is Autumn after all and my garden is covered with fallen leaves and flower blossoms. Surely nothing is growing now? But I’m wrong. There are...

I’m Not Fine

Our Claire’s struggling… One of my favourite poems is Fine by Hollie McNish (from her book Plum). In it she examines the white lie we tell our friends when we say “I’m fine” when we’re really not. I love this poem because I’ve...

I Am What I Am

Our Claire has something to say… Last Sunday was National Coming Out Day. I first came out in 1999 in the wake of Queer As Folk being broadcast on Channel 4; in a world where I could still be fired for being gay, before the legal age of consent was equalised,...

Taking Off My Coat

Our Claire reaches out again… Yesterday, Kirsteen sent me the link to a TED talk about vulnerability. In it the presenter, Brené Brown, asserts that deep, meaningful, connection can’t happen without vulnerability – the willingness to pull back the...

Mixed Feelings

This week has seen our Claire experience a mixture of feelings… On Monday, I attended the wedding of my friends at Southport town hall. It was an emotional event and quite surreal that such a joyous occasion should be taking place in the middle of a pandemic. I...

The Five Ways To Wellbeing

Our Claire looks at the Five Ways To Wellbeing… As I’ve mentioned in the last few blogs, recently I’ve been getting out and about more. I wouldn’t like to pretend that I didn’t experience moments of anxiety during my trips out. My anxiety...

WHISC are continuing to provide services for women. We have services online, over the phone and some small pre-bookable classes.

In our effort to keep everyone safe, in line with the new lockdown restrictions across England, we are following strict Covid-19 restrictions to keep everyone safe & because of this we are working a little differently.

The Drop-In at WHISC’s Centre is temporarily closed. Staff are still based at the centre and will be opening for Appointments only.

We are continuing to use a centralised mobile number for people to speak with us & for booking Listening ears appointments on and this is as follows: 07708 381 568

Stay safe & see you soon. x